Berthe Morisot, The Water’s Edge, 1864. Paint; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoneman
Subject Matter: Portrait of Edma Morisot (Berthe’s sister) laying by a river.
Content: Being the very first picture Morisot had painted, she choose her sister, Edma as the model placed in a forest like atmosphere. Morisot very much appreciated and loved her sister as they were close and she would often be influenced by her. Thus, using her sister as a model for her first portrait.
Medium: Berthe choose’s to do an oil based image on a canvas to highlight the stillness of the calm image of her sister in a comfortable environment.
History of Piece: The modern 19th century impressionist artist has a feminist style. She depicts the lifestyle, clothing and bourgeise of mainly females and individuals she’s in relation too like her sister, mother, daughter and or husband. This being her first piece she uses her sister, Edma as the model as she greatly looks up to her and is influence by her art as well.
Mood: The image alerts a viewer because of the feeling, thought and skill put into it. Its almost as if the artist felt what the model was feeling and portray it through the painting. Edma seems to be sad, confused and maybe even vulnerable.
Movement: The picture as a whole is dynamic in the sense that the model is still, laid back and laying down with one of her legs out and another tucked in, arm by her head and the other on her knee. However the climax is uncertain, it could be any of the motions mentioned. In continuation, the figure within the portrait is visible from right to left in a gentle and peacefull motion.
Mentre il mondo cade a pezzi
io compongo nuovi spazi
e desideri che
appartengono anche a te
L’essenziale - Marco Mengoni
ten times … back … view … 2
L’amore non esiste per renderci felici, ma per dimostrarci quanto sia forte la nostra capacità di sopportare il dolore.
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